Monday, July 2, 2012

Independance Day

I searched high and low for the perfect polish for the Fourth of July and could not find exactly what I was looking for, anywhere. I could buy the materials to make it myself, but its risky and costly when ordering from different suppliers.

It crossed my mind to ask a polish maker for a custom and so I contacted Darling Diva Polish mid-June to see if she would be able to make a custom polish for me and have it in my hands for the Fourth of July holiday.
I had something very specific in mind, red and white bars mixed with white stars in a clear base. I planned on putting it over a navy blue creme polish so it would symbolize the American Flag.

As we spoke, we shared stories of our family members in the military and how they have touched our lives. We laughed and we cried and in the end, she said she would be happy to make my polish, however; she was already working on a very special patriotic polish and wanted to show me her creation. She also told me that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this polish are being given to the Disabled American Veterans.

At that point, I knew I had contacted the right gal and that I absolutely had to have the polish she had created. The photo she sent to me was even more confirmation that it was "the one."

Not only does Home of the Brave have stars and bars, but it contains hearts to signify the love for our military, past and present; and the love they have for our country to have given up their lives to fight for our independence.

Home of the Brave arrived on Saturday and I immediately put it on and plan to wear it all week this week in celebration of all the brave men and women who have made our freedom a reality.

Many thanks to Carrie for creating with her heart, it really shows!






One coat of Home of the Brave over two coats of In the Mood by Pure Ice. Topped with Gelous and Seche Vite - smooth as glass!

7 comments

  1. What ann awesome cause to create a polish. This is so touching. I also have a lot of family members in the military. My brother recently came back from Iraq, and this polish would be special to a lot of people. Plus this is just an awesome polish! I just did my nails for the 4th, but I wish I had this! I love the hearts and the reason behind it. That's just so awesome of her...and you! Thanks for sharing:) And I would love to buy this polish if it comes up for sale!

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    1. Thank you for the comment, I couldn't agree more. Thank your brother for me too, its an honor to live in the country he is fighting for. :)
      The polish was just listed today, I believe, and there are 9 bottles available. Here's a link! http://www.etsy.com/listing/103468907/home-of-the-brave-nail-polish-to-support

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    2. I just bought a bottle! Thank you for sharing your story and I can't wait to own this polish because if it's significance:) This is why I love indie polishes!

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    3. How awesome! :D I would love to see it on you when it arrives to you!

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  2. I LOVE Carrie's polishes! :D I just ordered some and I wish this one would have been posted before she sent mine out! I'll definitely have to add it to my next DDP haul. I'm already in love with Home of the Brave and the reason for its creation is reason enough to own it! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you were able to purchase this polish, its definitely a worthy cause!

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